JFS, OS/2, & Linux


I have figured out why I cannot mount my JFS from my external drive under Linux. Under OS/2 I grew my JFS to span two partitions when I needed more room. But Linux doesn’t like this.

There is some indications that evms supports this, but I haven’t been able to make it work.

My main goal is to backup my laptop data to the external drive. I realized that I still have forty-something GB of free space on my external drive. So I could format that and use that as backup space.

I used QTParted to start the process. But then QTParted and fdisk started disagreeing about which devices correspond to which partitions. And I got scared.

Now I cannot access my JFS partition from OS/2. Ugh. I hope tomorrow I can use OS/2’s fdisk/LVM to fix everything up, and use it to create another JFS partition to backup my laptop to; if I’m lucky.

Do you know that feeling you get when you have been mucking around with partitions, and now you cannot access your data?


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